...week. It seems the only way to get any life out of the striker. Super Pavlyuchenko scores a screamer in a less than convincing Spurs display against Rubin Kazan.
...ain't that the usual response? Stoke and Spurs play out one of the most abject games you'll hear in their League Cup 3rd round tie.
...points game. Spurs finally got their league season on track with a 2-0 victory away at Wolves but a dire game shouldn't give much hope because it could signal the shape of things to come.
...we are bottom of the league. Not a particularly good start to the premier League campaign by Spurs a three nil defeat at ManUre.
...all over it. After Citeh had lost earlier it was all in Spurs hands to grab that fourth spot but yet again the came up against a newly promoted piece of relegation fodder they couldn't beat.
...like that. As Spurs' Champions League campaign ends at the hand of Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid 5-0 on aggregate it's a sad way to finish.
...now? After the humiliation of the Cup capitulation to Fulham, Spurs have turned it around with three gritty league wins and now the best of the lot a battling Champions League victory away to AC Milan.
...luck. Two games on the trot and she's been ridden hard by Spurs, two games with banana skin written all over them. But Spurs beat Bolton, to go with Blackburn, what's going on?
...deflation. It's how things went at The Lane yesterday as Spurs trudged off the park, yet again it's another one that got away but it could have been far worse. As Chelski missed a last minute penalty for the win.
...a miss. As the dead rubber along with 'Arry's team selection pointed to it being a frustrating night for Spurs against FC Twente but in the end a 3-3 draw secured top spot in the group and broke the odd record.
...why? Spurs destroyed Blackburn Rovers in their Premier League meeting, with some great attacking play but thanks to missed sitters including a penalty and failing to keep a clean sheet it left a downer on the game.
...of a referee. And we all knew when we saw he was going to be the ref for Spurs' away trip to ManUre that it would all end in tears as he became the centre off attention for something not in Spurs' favour.
...Spurs lost the first sixth 3-0. But then won the next five fifths of their Champions League game away to Inter Milan 3-1, thanks to a great hat-trick by Gareth Bale.
...when we get refs acting like that. A referee not giving a goal against Spurs, when he's just feet away with a clear view, it's like we've finally got the keys to the executive washroom.
...Audere est Facere. Mancini promised it, Rafa guaranteed it, 'Arry delivered it. A deserve win at Man City means Spurs are guaranteed at least 4th place in the premier League, that coveted final Champions League spot.